ECommerce Ventures – Online Shopping in Pakistan

Online Shopping in Pakistan” is the new revolutionary searchable term over the internet now all across Pakistan. I call it ‘Revolutionary’ because the online industry in Pakistan will surely be at its peak in six months.

Pakistan's Online Fashion Retailer

Daraz.pk – Online Fashion Shop

Speaking to a few gurus of the online marketing, I was made aware that foreign investments are being poured in to revitalize and escalate the online phenomenon in this region of South Asia.

Nonetheless, a German multinational had set its foot last year with the same motive; they established a new clothing business that promotes fashion & is pretty much the only best option available as their services are quite exceptional. Daraz.pk or Daraz Pakistan is their official online business establishment here which focuses on altering the local shopping trends.

I had the chance to write-up about their new venture with a few stats and details at Hub pages. Read more to find out what it is about:

http://jibraneffendi.hubpages.com/hub/ECommerce-Online-Shopping-in-Pakistan

Daraz.pk's homepage

Front Page of Daraz.pk

Apple iPad Mini – Sex Appeal at its peak.

iPad Mini

Apple’s current Marketing VP Phil Schiller

The globally appreciated firm Apple revealed its new creative item – Apple iPad mini – later this Tuesday into the highly competitive tablet market. It seems a bit sexy with the apple’s monogram as it is comparatively 7.2mm thick and surprisingly weighs about 308 grams. It was amazing to see Apple announce a much lighter and fast processing tablet which is handy by the way because it actually a pocket tablet.

The New Apple iPad Mini

iPad Mini is expected to breach the tablet market, making higher sales margin for Apple.

iPad Mini has the same features as its predecessor (which was released in March this year) but it seems it will give much needed sales to this creative tech giant firm because of its handy size. It costs about $329 in U.S and about £269 in the U.K. Although, it was too soon of Apple to decide to release the ‘smaller’ version of the original iPad tablet, as the critics quote, and apparently it definitely is a kick in the face. Those who bought the bigger iPad are now in awe to hear about the laun/ch of this sexy offspring.

On the other hand, Google’s Nexus, Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD (16GB for £159 & 32GB for £199) and the new Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 ($500) have been recently launched; however, experts say iPad Mini will achieve much higher sales in contrast to its rivals.

Equipped with an A5 processor, 1024×768 resolution & embedded with the latest iOS 6, the iPad Mini is 23% slimmer and 52% lighter than the iPad 3G. With a front camera of 1.2MP and a 5MP camera at the back, it gives a battery time upto 10 hours while you watch movies and listen to your favorite music.

Apple iPad Mini

All the speculation is laid to rest now by the announcement of this gadgets unveiling in California. Apple is pretty much confident that its sales would be in profit this year while looking at the on-going plan to launch a 4G version of its elder cousin – the original iPad.

6 Ounces of Words

A gigantic hype created for the release of iPhone 5 is now put to a halt after its international launch on the 12th of September 2012 as you are all aware because of waiting for its launch. But Apple apparently failed to prevail the same volume of anticipation or shall I say ”emotional exhibition” expressed by each individual cross continents. While Apple’s CEO Tim Cook was quoted by an employee of the firm saying ”he is quite excited about the release of iPhone 5”; the firm didn’t even flinch, nevertheless not realizing that their latest device has no new awe-inspiring innovation compared to its predecessor!

Apple community around the globe was disappointed on launch of the new iPhone. On the other hand, HTC, Motorola, Samsung have introduced android based smartphones with much larger screens still lacking a few features in it in contrast to the handsets of these rivals.

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A Skydiving Crazy – Felix Baumgartner

Felix Baumgartner_The Skydiver

Felix Baumgartner

At the level of desperation for an ultra high sky dive, Felix Baumgartner of Austria was unlucky to make his record jump due to unfavorable weather conditions. My bewilderment was to read the speed with which this braveheart is gonna fall down on earth.

The daredevil revives my skydiving adrenaline rush! Upon reading his jump calculations, experts suggest that he would reach a speed of Mach 1 – 690mph 1,110km/h) at the target altitude – within 40 seconds.

It would be the first ever record of the highest jump in the human history.

Skydiver climbs at such altitudes using helium balloons or envelopes attached to specially built pressurized capsules.

Previously such a dive was attempted by retired US Air Force Col Joe Kittinger, whose altitude was 102,800ft (31.3km) while Baumgartner’s altitude is more than 120,000ft (36.5km). At that altitude pressure of oxygen is 2% of what is at sea level, making it impossible to breathe without a promising oxygen supply.

Since 2005, Austrian adventurer had been planning and accumulating his resources to attempt the jump of his career that had been previously tried by others who unfortunately lost their lives during the dive.

Felix is desperate to break a milestone of skydiving records of the past 50 years. Meteorologists have suggest a suitable weather giving him a good to go on this Thursday for his jump.

Speaking the loss of lives, this news thrills me and surprises me at the same time, reinforcing my dream to skydive atleast once in my lifetime!

Disrespecting The Religious Contours Through A Movie

Nakoula Basseley Nakoula has gone into hiding since his name was linked with the film.

To the news that sounds a bit bizarre; the actress Cindy Lee Garcia who has played the role of lead actress in the blasphemous movie that portrayed (God forbid) the profane role of Prophet Muhammad. It was a mockery that sparked extensive outcry across the entire globe.

According to the actress’ statement, she was tricked in playing the lead role while unaware of the anti-Islamic script of the film. Moreover, she sued the producer of this movie, Nakoula Basseley Nakoula, who is currently in hiding.

The Californian judge, Luis Lavin, declined the actress’ plea to remove the video from the Youtube saying that the alleged producer had not been given a copy of the lawsuit.

Cindy Lee Garcia_At an interview

Cindy Lee Garcia

It is quoted “My whole life has been turned upside down in every aspect,” she said. “My family has been threatened.” 

This particular movie was the sole reason to spark a cruel outrage and demonstrations across the Middle East, Asia and North Africa, that led to the death of the U.S ambassador to Libya, Chris Stevens (late), along with four other American citizens in a deadly attack on the U.S consulate in Benghazi.

In Pakistan alone 19 innocent people lost their lives due to fiery protests held across the country. Till today, Youtube is banned in Pakistan & Sudan by the orders of their respective federal authorities. The film was released in the United States on behalf of their ”freedom of speech” feature. Youtube & the White House were quoted by reuters to say ”We encourage free speech and defend everyone’s right to express unpopular points of view. But we do not permit hate speech…” and the 14 minute short film ”is clearly within our (their) guidelines and so will stay on YouTube”

Innocence of Muslims‘ was initially released into digital mediums on July 1, 2012 that later got attention of Arabic and Egyptian news channels.

The film, Innocence of Muslims, is a serious contradiction towards the genuine beliefs of the religion Islam and a   severe impiousness that degrades the sacred teachings and ethics of Islam.

Apple iPhone 5 – A Speculating Contradiction

iPhone 5 Standup_Latest Review

iPhone 5 Standup

A gigantic hype created for the release of iPhone 5 is now put to a halt after its international launch on the 12th of September 2012 as you are all aware because of waiting for its launch. But Apple apparently failed to prevail the same volume of anticipation or shall I say ”emotional exhibition” expressed by each individual cross continents. While Apple’s CEO Tim Cook was quoted by an employee of the firm saying ”he is quite excited about the release of iPhone 5”; the firm didn’t even flinch, nevertheless not realizing that their latest device has no new awe-inspiring innovation compared to its predecessor!

Apple community around the globe was disappointed on launch of the new iPhone. On the other hand, HTC, Motorola, Samsung have introduced android based smartphones with much larger screens still lacking a few features in it in contrast to the handsets of these rivals.

Latest Review for Apple iPhone 5

Apple iPhone 5 Review

Cost of iPhone 5: A 16GB is available at a startling cost of 529 pounds! (Source: http://www.bbc.com/news/technology-19572820) Apple’s new device exhibits a 18% thinner and 20% (3.9 oz) lighter than iPhone 4S engraved with a dual-core Apple A6 processor, bearing an iOS 6 which Phil Schiller – Apple’s vice president of worldwide marketing, claims it is twice as faster than the previous device. Much likely the new device lacks heart-throbbing innovation, however, providing a respectable upgrade. Moreover, iPhone 5  has an immaculate resolution ratio of 16:9 that matches of widescreen plasmas along with an 8 MP camera attached with an LED Flash giving the autofocus option too, which will capture more crisp images even in low light. A design of smaller dock will allow business to manufacture new cables and sockets, which will be a headache initially to be bought by the users to charge their brand new iPhone.

Apple iPhone 5 in Black_in White

Apple iPhone 5 Black & White

Review for the iPhone 5

iPhone 5_Blog

iPhone 5 provides 4G spectrum, gave carriers around the globe to do something more. Meanwhile in theUK,Orange and T-Mobile will be the ones providing 4G network spectrum along with the new communications firm Everything Everywhere’s (EE) 4G LTE network inside the UK. Unfortunately it also lacks NFC (Near Field Communication) prohibiting you to process touch less or online transactions such as when scanning a product’s Bar/QR code or when purchasing a ticket and then proceeding to pay online via internet. Excluding NFC would cost Apple and the competition is getting tougher in the smartphone industry. First shipment of iPhone 5 will begin shipping on September 21, 2012. Nonetheless, mac experts claim – to 4S users – iPhone 5 to be a fun experience with its ultra fast processing speed, real-time mapping (street view), updated version of Siri; infused altogether would make users to develop a new attachment with iPhone 5.